Premalignant Nature Of Solar Keratosis

February 26, 2012

Solar keratosis is also known as actinic keratosis and is characterized by patches on the skin which are thick, crusty and scaly. Solar keratosis is a premalignant condition meaning that the patches on the skin have the potential of turning cancerous if left untreated. Solar keratosis is quite common to those people who have very fair [...]

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Does Keratosis Treatment Hurt?

February 3, 2012

Cryosurgery Cryosurgery is considered as the most preferred option for treating actinic keratosis. During this curing process, Liquid Nitrogen gets applied on the surface affected, either by use of spray device, or cotton tip applicator. This method is made effective, owing to the extreme coldness of liquid Nitrogen utilized. As a result therefore, it precipitates [...]

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Will Keratosis Treatments Work?

January 24, 2012

Will Keratosis Treatments Work? Topical Medications Medicated solutions and creams are quite effective applications, when either applied alone, or combined with other treatment forms. This is when you suffer from multiple actinic keratosis. The FDA has approved 5-Fluorouracil (5-FU) liquid or ointment, in concentrations ranging from 0.5- 5 percent, as a means of treating this [...]

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Top Ten Keratosis Treatments

January 20, 2012

Actinic Keratosis occurs when abnormal cells get confined to the top layer of skin (epidermis). Keratoses of actinic nature will develop in areas of skin such as ears, hands, arms, face and scalp, which are exposed to the sun. They are both red and scaly patches that are rough to touch. Abbreviated as KP, Kelatoris [...]

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Keratosis Treatment Options: Cryotherapy

August 11, 2011

Cryosurgery is one the more common treatments of actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis occurs because abnormal cells form on the epidermis, i.e. the top layer of the skin. It usually develops on areas of the skin which are constantly exposed to the sun, such as the face, scalp, ears, arms and hands. The actinic form of [...]

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Keratosis Pilaris: 11 Variations On A Treatable Theme

November 14, 2010

Although no one would call it an epidemic, since the disorder itself is harmless, one could say it is at epidemic propotions as estimates have put the number of keratosis pilaris sufferers at 40 to 50 percent of the adult population and 50 to 80 percent of adolescents. Think about those number for a moment, [...]

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November 8, 2010

Skin conditions have become very common in today’s society. They are caused by different reasons one of which is the sun. The sun does play a major role in our lives including being the number one cause for most skin conditions today. However, some skin conditions can be avoided altogether by simply changing our lifestyles.

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October 17, 2010

Keratosis is one of the many skin conditions that plague society today. It is as a result of the overproduction of keratin which is responsible for skin, nail and hair growth. This will result in hard crusted skin. Keratosis has many forms and one of them is actinic keratosis. Actinic keratosis This is a type [...]

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Removing Age Spots

October 12, 2010

Almost everybody can have age spots, which also goes by the name sun spots or solar lentigines. It is hard to stop because we can’t hide from the sun. Age spots treatments are just around so you can seek ways to get rid of them. You can remedy them at home or have it treated [...]

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Why Are There So Many Names For Age Spots?

October 11, 2010

Regardless of the type of person who has it or its position in the body, an age spots are age spots. But if an age spot is relatively the same for each person who has it, why does it have several incarnations in the English language? Each of the terms used to describe an age [...]

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